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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2023
Markets warm to Toyota after EV and battery development plans ease fears
Nomura Securities and Mizuho Securities are among firms that have have raised their price targets for the Japanese auto giant since it revealed details of a new push into electrification.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Jun 22, 2023
For EV batteries, lithium iron phosphate narrows the gap with nickel and cobalt
Technological advances have reduced the performance gap with more widely used materials.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2023
Mazda eyes EV battery supply partnership with Panasonic Energy
Such an effort on lithium-ion batteries is likely to carry Mazda a step closer to ramping up production of electric vehicles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 18, 2023
Japan's Nidec to enter flying vehicle motor business
The motor maker will set up a joint venture in the U.S. with Brazil's Embraer to make electric flying vehicle components.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2023
Inside the race to remake lithium extraction for EV batteries
The global battle to reshape the lithium industry is sucking in oil producers and tech startups, each jockeying to be the first to reinvent how the key metal is produced.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2023
Tesla's China expansion hits speed bump amid industry overcapacity
Tesla's ambitious plan to boost auto production in Shanghai, its most valuable plant globally, hinges on China's approvals to develop 70 hectares of former farmland.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 16, 2023
Japan increases support for domestic EV battery output
The move shows Tokyo is confident about ramping up battery production support after the United States and Japan struck a deal on electric vehicle battery minerals in March.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 16, 2023
Shareholder ire takes shine off stock rally for Toyota chairman
Akio Toyoda’s reappointment to the board this week with 85% of voted shares marked a decline from 96% last year and the lowest on record for him since 2013.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2023
Toyota shares surge most since 2020 after investors reappoint chairman
A resolution calling for greater disclosure on climate lobbying was put forward by a trio of European asset managers, but failed to find support among shareholders.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 13, 2023
Tesla's shrewdest product is proving to be its charging network
Selling a car is one thing; selling consumers an EV fueling experience is another, and one that provides an ongoing revenue stream.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2023
Toyota sets out the tech it says will equip it to sell millions of EVs
Comments and hours of presentations at a technology briefing contrasted with years of Toyota executives speaking cautiously about how quickly car buyers will be ready to go all-electric.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 1, 2023
Toyota to start U.S. EV production in 2025 and rev up battery efforts
A Kentucky plant will be the company's first location for producing EVs in the United States and will make three-row electric sport utility vehicles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 31, 2023
Chinese island shows the way to an all-electric future by 2030
An extensive network is part of a plan by the provincial government to end the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 and have EVs and hybrids account for 45% of the island’s fleet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 30, 2023
Toyota sets April global output record as pandemic impact recedes
Its production outside Japan increased 14.7% to 514,738 vehicles, also a record high for April, with output in China surging 51.9%.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 30, 2023
BYD, China's largest EV manufacturer, takes aim at Southeast Asia market
The firm has launched an offensive on Japanese EVs, which hold more than 80% of market share in the region, and is looking to build its presence by expanding its local production line.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 30, 2023
Can the world make batteries for electric cars without China?
Despite billions in Western investment, China is so far ahead in the industry that the rest of the world may take decades to catch up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 30, 2023
Alternative fuels take the spotlight at Japanese endurance race
Toyota's Corolla H2 Concept, running on liquid hydrogen, crossed the finish line at Fuji International Speedway 24 hours after Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda climbed into the driver's seat.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 29, 2023
Fukui launches Japan's first transport service using 'level 4' autonomous driving
Self-driving cars are expected to serve as a means of transportation for elderly people in areas where public transportation services have decreased due to drive shortages and depopulation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 28, 2023
Proxy adviser ISS backs Toyota shareholder proposal on climate disclosure
A proxy adviser has recommended that shareholders of Toyota vote in favor of a resolution urging the automaker to improve disclosure of its lobbying related to climate change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2023
Panasonic says Japanese carmakers are showing interest in its batteries
The Osaka-based company, which supplies batteries to Tesla, said last week that it aims to boost production to 200 gigawatt-hours by March 2031.

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